Soccer is one of the most popular sports, if not the most popular sport or hobby in the world. The soccer World Cup, which is the world soccer tournament that goes occurs every four years, gets more viewers than any other sporting event in the world. Soccer is such a big deal in some countries that it has caused political tensions between nations when their teams have played against each other in the World Cup. So why is soccer such a great hobby for everyone? For one thing, it does not require much equipment to play soccer, you just need a soccer ball to kick around and a couple friends, and some sort of goal that you can use to kick the ball into. The rules are rather simple and obvious, you just kick the soccer ball around and try to kick it into the other team’s goal to score, and you can’t touch the soccer ball with your hands.Barcelona – Will This Crisis Tear The Champions Of Europe Apart
The current European champion league cup holders, Barcelona FC of Spain, has been embroiled in controversy. Will the crisis spell the end of the club’s winning ways and lead to its decline from being a powerhouse of European football? Or will the team survive the crisis and move on?How To Start A Football Programme Collection
To effectively begin a football programme collection, an individual needs to choose a specialisation to his or her collection. There are hundreds of thousands of programmes available in the United Kingdom, and even more worldwide. To give a collection some sort of meaning a theme ought to be adopted to avoid needless accumulation and so as to put the designated budget a collector has to as best use as possible.Collecting International Football Programmes
Irrespective of club affiliations that supporters may have, the opportunity to acquire a programme for your own international team has a universal appeal to supporters from across the country. International programmes become relatively sought after as a result of this great demand placed on their supply.Collecting Cup Football Programmes
Cup matches have a longstanding tradition of creating great stories of heroism, bravery and romance. This comes about due to the opportunity of the underdog to overcome a much more powerful football force, playing on the British love of the underdog.Collecting Football Programmes
In general you find four different types of collectors within the football programme enthusiast community. There is the potential collector who has a passing interest in beginning a programme collection, there is the latent collector who collects programmes very sporadically, there is the casual collector who may accumulate programmes without having a specific theme to their collection, and also there is the confirmed collector who has specific aims and regularly tries to acquire programmes in order to enhance his or her collection.Soccer Speed
Soccer is an explosive sport where your body needs to be running at 100% in order to get the most out of your performance. Before you even think about running speed workouts you must …A Glossary of Soccer Terms, Definitions, and Terminology
Every sport has its own unique vocabulary, and soccer is no exception. Sometimes, knowing the lingo leads to a better understanding of the game. At the very least, it makes you sound like you know what you’re talking about.Premier League Tactics -Diving to wWn Advantageous Football Decisions
The author suggests that diving to win advantageous free-kicks or penalties was introduced into the Premier League with the influx of foreigners. Multiple examples of this are given. The author feels that diving should be clamped down upon using an arbitration committee that would give a two match ban to any offenders.Are Top Football Clubs Biting the Hand That Feeds Them?
The author states that the monetary divide between the top football clubs in the ‘big three’ leagues of England, Spain and Italy and the rest is widening, and as these top clubs become richer, the harder it will become for those following to keep pace. The author offers a possible solution of creating a pan-European league to act as competition but realizes that the ‘big three’ leagues would prevent this.Collecting Big Match Football Programmes
Big Match football programmes are those that are considered to be very widely collectable by supporters of any football club or international team. The sub-categories within this set are endless.Real Madrid FC – A Football Club in Crisis?
Real Madrid is one of Europe’s most successful football clubs. However, in recent time, the team has been on the decline. What could be the reasons for this, and what can the team do in order to return to winning ways again?